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Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dear Dr Gardner:I would like you to help me with a few questions. When I exercise I lose weight but I am exercising...

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

We 'girls' should include regular screening tests in our healthy lifestyle plan.These regular screens usually pick up health concerns before they get out of control...

Published:Wednesday | March 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

"Every night he would enter my room. I did not enjoy it. It was sheer horror. He threatened me. I could tell no one. I was angry, hurt and humiliated. I felt powerless...

Published:Wednesday | March 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Waist size can say that we are attractive, overweight, obese or in poor health. There is a positive relationship between excess fat around the waist ...

Published:Wednesday | March 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I have a friend who was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Prior to this, she was someone most of us would consider healthy - exercising regularly and eating...

Published:Wednesday | March 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

US doctors overtesting, overtreating - Too much cancer screening, too many heart tests, too many Caesarean sections.

Published:Wednesday | March 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Five years ago I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The jury is still out as to whether I really have it since after various tests, here and abroad, I have never tested positive.

Published:Wednesday | March 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The treadmill has revolutionised the conditions, time and place for walking, jogging or running. This exercise machine is comfortable, safe and efficient and, in addition, will give your cardiovascular system a good workout.

Published:Wednesday | March 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Recently, I attended to a 17-year-old boy in my family practice.His parents brought him because they had reached their wits' end in raising their only child. The main problem was underperformance at school.

Published:Wednesday | March 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

While working at Washington Hospital Center in the United States (US) in 2002, I had the privilege of being involved in a very important research study.

Published:Wednesday | March 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The grapefruit is known for its nutritive value and health benefits. There are now several varieties of grapefruits, the very bitter one, some with lots of seeds, and others, such as the two trees in my garden..

Published:Wednesday | March 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The anti-cervical cancer vaccine, Cervarix, was recently approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in girls and women 10 to 25 years old.

Published:Wednesday | March 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A senior citizen laughed at himself recently when he related to me how he tried to treat himself when he was infested with pubic (crab) lice in the 1960s.

Published:Wednesday | March 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Interpreting sexual behaviour data - The authors of a new USAID-supported study have called for cautious interpretation of self-reported data about condom use, citing some limitations of the current methods used to collect these data..

Published:Wednesday | March 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Walking is the number one physical activity for most exercise enthusiasts.The number of steps completed each day is important in terms of impact on physical fitness. The pedometer is a useful device...

Published:Wednesday | March 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It's a commonly held belief that people with mental illness are more violent than 'normal people'.Many of us are, in fact, concerned about possible public-safety risks posed by these members of our society.

Published:Wednesday | March 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In this article, I attempt to explain the road that takes many children to a place like Armadale Juvenile Correctional Centre.

Published:Wednesday | March 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Diet plays a major role in heart health and the synergistic effect of eating a variety of foods from the established food groups is beneficial.

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

We sometimes want to retch when we learn of some of the meats enjoyed by other cultures. And as human nature goes, we consider our dishes normal and acceptable.

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

When women lose that loving feeling (part 2) - A male reader, in response to my article, 'When women lose that loving feeling' asked for information about the types of vaginal lubricants available.

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Men are extremely anxious about the size, shape and general appearance of their private parts.This week, we will discuss deformities which affect the penis and testes.

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dear Ms McDaniel, I am writing to you to ask for advice and guidance regarding my facial bleaching.

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The most common complaint patients make to their doctor is of excess tiredness or fatigue.There are many possible causes, such as anaemia, poor nutrition, lung disease, infections, depression and insomnia.

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Which exercise machine should I buy?Dear Dr Gardner,I am thinking of buying an exercise machine and I am seeking your advice on the most effective one.

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Women choose contraception based on her existing health and risk factors, regularity of sexual activity, nature of relationship (for example, being stable or monogamous), convenience, side effects, and affordability of the contraceptive method.

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